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COVID-19 sparks urgency around justice for women, new report calls for action

A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on the UN Secretary-General's report on debt and COVID-19

UNDP commends the decisions of the IMF, the World Bank Group, and the G20 to immediately suspend debt service payments of 76 countries for one year, including 40 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  


United Nations Statement to the Development Committee

The unprecedented crisis triggered by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has focused the full attention of the United Nations’ System (UN) on a strategy of rapid response and recovery.  


Providing hope and support for Yemeni women as conflict drags on

Women become equal partners in addressing urgent needs in their communities.  


Launch of the IDDRS

Statement: Launch of the revised Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS)  


In Washington, UN Development Chief calls for strong coalition to finance sustainable development

On the eve of the ‘Decade of Action for the SDGs’, Achim Steiner underscores need for investing in long-term structural transformation.  


UN Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner Official Mission to Yemen

UNDP’s Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner has returned from a five-day visit to Yemen where he traveled to Aden, Sana’a, and Hodeidah, to meet with communities, officials, and members of the United…  



UNDP Development Chief Calls for Action on Debt, Climate, & Inequality As Developing Countries Face Volatile Global Outlook

Increased financing and bold leadership are needed urgently to tackle climate change, rising inequality, and surging debt, as increased risks and vulnerabilities threaten economic growth globally.  


99th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 99th Meeting of the Development Committee  

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